(Closed) Afternoon vs Evening Wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Afternoon or Evening Wedding
    Afternoon! : (27 votes)
    46 %
    Evening! : (32 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
    11693 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Your evening preppy sounds like what I consider Black Tie and I am personally not a fan of Black Tie weddings


    I think your afternoon version sounds great – you can still have dancing OR you could have your wedding and preppy reception and then have a later reception after dinner that’s for the dancing part – my aunt and uncle did 2 receptions (at the same place) they had a earlier one for the families and kids etc and then everyone went home and the grown ups went back for a later reception (like 8pm or something).  If you have your venue for the whole day this might be an option.

    Post # 5
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Why not combine them. Our ceremony is at 2:00…but the party goes all night. 🙂 I would be sad not to have dancing until late at night. 

    Post # 6
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Why not have your afternoon vision at night?  Maybe I don’t fully understand the prep rules, but I don’t see why that wouldn’t be doable. 

    Post # 7
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

    I’m doing an afternoon wedding simply because lunch receptions are cheaper and we can’t afford a sit-down, all-night-dancing fiesta. So, I voted for afternoon, of course. 

    But honestly it’s all about what kind of vibe YOU want. Either is fine, it’s just a matter of preference in what you’d like your wedding to be. 

    Post # 8
    45 posts

    Evening sounds gorgeous.

    Post # 9
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    The afternoon version sounds a lot more fun and enjoyable for me! Plus i’m having a afternoon wedding so maybe i’m just biased. I just feel like the evening wedding is kind of putting pressure on your guest to dress up and look prim and proper (maybe they are those kinds of people, I dont know!), but when in doubt, I would also go for a more relaxed theme and you will probably be more relaxed on your big day too (:

    Post # 10
    5064 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like the sound of the afternoon wedding with the spring time colours.

    Post # 11
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I prefer evening weddings. Sorry, but I just can’t get into dancing when the sun is still out. I also prefer more formal styles, but still fun!, for weddings.

    Post # 12
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Evening wedding! I agree with some bees above that your evening vision sounds like a black tie affair, which I love.

    Post # 13
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I personally prefer evenings weddings much more than afternoon weddings because I like the formal feel of them.

    Post # 14
    2625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Evening! I wouldn’t dance in the day time.

    Post # 15
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @LittleMissBuckingham:  Your afternoon wedding sounds SO fun to me.  The evening wedding sounds a little stuffy and the afternoon wedding sounds simple and romantic and fun.  Vegan BBQ?  Dogs running around?  Bright dresses?  Hell yes.  I want to go to that wedding right now.  But that’s just my taste.

    Oh, and I’ve heard that regarding dancing at weddings – if the bride and groom are dancing, everyone else will dance.  So don’t think that people won’t dance in the afternoon.  If you’re out there, your guests will follow. 🙂

    Post # 16
    1669 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I prefer an evening wedding, I don’t really like to dance in the afternoon, but it doesn’t have to be super formal to be in the evening. Though your formal description sounds LOVELY!

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